HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCESBy: Jake Combs, Luke Emmett, Brandon Godwin and Nathan Misenheimer
REFRIGERATORDeﬁnition: an appliance or compartment that isartiﬁcially kept cool and used to store food and drink.
ADVANTAGESNot having to make daily trips to the market forperishablesLonger storage of infrequently used itemsLeftovers can be saved for future useProtection against pests
ADVANTAGESKeeps food/drinks coldCommonly have freezers built-inFreezer can make iceStore Frozen Foods in the FreezerKeeps food safe from dangerous bacteria (to a certainextent)
DISADVANTAGESRefrigerators use as much as one-sixth of the energyin a home to keep it powered.Common repairs that usually need to be done over aperiod of time such as ice maker malfunctioning orcooling issues.
DANGERSRefrigerators can be dangerous like many otherhousehold appliances because they all can pose a ﬁrehazard.Disposal of refrigerators can be dangerous if notdone properly because CFCs from the cooling liquidrelease into the atmosphere.
TYPES OF REFRIGERATORSTop FreezerBottom FreezerSide by SideFrench Door
TOP FREEZERThe most common type of refrigeratorRelatively cheap compared to other types ofrefrigerators
BOTTOM FREEZERThe inverted version of the Top FreezerEasier access to the freezer for the verticallychallenged
SIDE-BY-SIDEAlso a very common type of refrigeratorEqual amount of space on each side
FRENCH DOORThe most expensive type of refrigeratorsElegant aesthetic and functional designThe most popular type of refrigerator